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The John Santos Sextet

The John Santos Sextet
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA  •  Yoshi's Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant  •  Ongoing

Five-time Grammy nominee and 2012 San Francisco Latino Heritage Awardee, John Santos, is one of the foremost bandleaders, composers, producers, percussionists, and educators in the field of Afro-Latin music. John Santos has performed and/or recorded with a long list of acknowledged masters including Tito Puente, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Cachao, Eddie Palmieri, Omar Sosa and McCoy Tyner.

Organized in 2003, The John Santos Sextet presents a wide range of styles and rhythms for audiences of all ages, shedding light on the historical and cultural significance of Latin Jazz, as well as its aesthetic characteristics pertaining to instrumentation, rhythm, interpretation and improvisation. Their repertoire consists of exciting original arrangements of classics from Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the US, as well as original compositions. Equally at home with a dance or concert repertoire, The John Santos Sextet presents a wide range of styles and rhythms for audiences of all ages. They've released four CDs to high acclaim on John's pioneering Machete Records label, featuring a who's who list of Jazz and Latin stars as special guests - Papa Mambo (2007), Perspectiva Fragmentada (2008), Filosofía Caribeña Vol.1 (2011- 4.5 star review in Downbeat!), and their brand new CD, Filosofía Caribeña Vol.2, which is their most ambitious project to date and will be available at the concert.

John Santos - percussion
Dr. John Calloway - flute
Melecio Magdaluyo - saxes
Marco Diaz - piano, trumpet
Saul Sierra - bass
David Flores - drums

with special guests:
Chester Thompson - B3, keyboards
Destani Wolf - vocals

Yoshi's Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant Website

Detailed schedule information:
7:30 pm & 9:30 pm

Contact: Yoshi's Jazz Club and Japanese Restaurant 
510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA 94607

Tel: (1) 510 238 92 00

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